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Synonyms of Melorheostosis
- No synonyms found.
- No subdivisions found.
Melorheostosis is a rare and progressive disease characterized by thickening or widening (hyperostosis) of the outer layers of the bone (cortical bone). Melorheostosis affects both bone and soft tissue growth and development. This disorder is benign (noncancerous), but it often results in severe functional limitation; chronic pain; malformed or immobilized muscles, tendons or ligaments; and limb, hand, or foot deformities.
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